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Ancillary Administration

Ancillary administration involves a situation where a non-resident of Florida has assets in this state at the time of death.   A common example is a decedent that owns a vacation residence in Florida.   Since the home state of the decedent cannot exercise jurisdiction over property in Florida, the personal representative must open an ancillary probate action in Florida.

As in other probate proceedings, ancillary administration can be filed as a formal or summary proceeding.